58. copium for the cubicle: コディ's sounds for the office [kody's sounds for the office] (late night lofi episode)
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Vaporwave is an art aesthetic that embodies the anxiety, disillusionment, and nihilism of the modern world.
In music form, vaporwave dives deep into these unconscious anxieties, manifesting sounds from past decades - warping them, manipulating them, and summoning the ghost of the good times that were promised by modern capitalism, but never came.
Vaporwave is an expression of the pains of the collective modern unconscious, taking the form of heroin-level escapism, ecstasy-inducing pop music, or dystopian ambient worlds.
Because of its internet-based nature, its aesthetics have evolved so rapidly, further reflecting the chaotic subconscious of the modern mind.
Vaporwave captures the modern unconscious of humans raised by the internet succinctly, and understanding this art form matters.
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And now, for today's episode.
How do we cope with the existentially dreadful lifestyle of the 9-5 office job? It's a question that has plagued the modern human since the late 20th century. Now with a post-Covid world with many having a taste of working from home, the office job lifestyle sounds as absurd as ever... And yet, it is still work, and therefore necessary for most people's survival.
In this week's episode, we listen to Sounds For The Office by コディ (pronounced Kodi). This album is an amazing score of smooth jazz and late-night lofi that hooks you from the start. Kodi expresses a romanticized ideal of what it should feel like to work in an office. Why does this ideal even exist? Because it's an ideal we need to tell ourselves to get through the dread of having to spend our lives in an office to simply live.
Ok, but trust us, this romanticized version of the office is something you'll definitely want to hear. ESPECIALLY if you work in one.
Let's set sail for Sounds For The Office by コディ.